Street theatre, performances and live music will take place in Hull next week as part of an exciting programme celebrating the city’s rich history.
Giant birds, mermaids, brass bands, Victorian stilt-walkers and a contraption powered by Brussel sprouts will all be appearing across Hull’s streets in July.
Hull City Council has commissioned events company Continental Drifts to deliver the programme, and also develop a digital history trail inviting people to explore Hull’s historic and beautiful city centre.
The trail can be navigated on a smartphone, allowing explorers, young and old, to discover some of the city’s historic secrets.
The Hull History Hunters programme, which has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will take place from Saturday 3 July until Sunday 11 July.
It is also being supported by Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
Councillor Rosemary Pantelakis, portfolio holder for arts and culture at Hull City Council, said: “We are a city that embraces arts and culture, so it’s fantastic to see such a brilliant line-up of performances heading to Hull as part of this wonderful programme.
“The past 18 months have been tough for all of us, so this opportunity to entertain and put smiles back on people’s faces, especially children, is fantastic and incredibly important.”
You can find out more at www.hullhistoryhunters.uk